BENYLIN DRY COUGHS (NON DROWSY)

Active substance: DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE

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2 Before taking
this medicine

Dry Coughs
Non-Drowsy
dextromethorphan
This medicine is used to help relieve dry, irritating
coughs.
■ This medicine is for use by adults and children aged
12 years and over.
■ Do not use this medicine:
■ There are some people who should not use this
medicine. To find out if you are one of them see section 2 c
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
ingredients. For the list of ingredients see section 6 c
■ Speak to your doctor:
■ If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned
in section 2. See section 2 c
■ If you are taking any other medicines. See section 2 c
■ Follow the dosage instructions carefully. These
are shown in the table. See section 3 c
Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you use
this medicine. Keep the leaflet: you might need it again.


1 What the medicine is for
Benylin Dry Coughs Non-Drowsy is a medicine which
is used to help relieve dry, irritating coughs. The liquid
contains dextromethorphan hydrobromide which is an
antitussive to help stop persistent coughing.
The medicine is for use in adults and children aged
12 years and over.



This medicine is suitable for most people but a few
people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to
your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not use this medicine…
If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of
the ingredients.
■ If you suffer from lung disease.
■ If you are taking, or have taken in the last
two weeks, drugs for depression known as
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs).
■ For children under 12 years old.
If any of these apply to you, get advice from a doctor
or pharmacist without using Benylin Dry Coughs
Non-Drowsy.

This medicinal product contains 6 vol%
ethanol (alcohol), i.e. up to 240 mg per 5 ml,
equivalent to 6 ml beer, 2.5 ml wine per
5 ml. This can be harmful for those suffering
from alcoholism. To be taken into account in
pregnant or breast-feeding women, children
and high-risk groups such as patients with
liver disease or epilepsy.



Talk to your doctor or pharmacist…

3 How to take
this medicine
Check the table below to see how
much medicine to take.



For oral use only.
Do not take more than the stated dose shown
below.



Children under 12 years



Do not give to children under 12 years old.

If you suffer from liver or kidney problems.
If you have a persistent cough such as occurs
with asthma or produces a lot of mucus
(phlegm).
■ If you are taking alcohol.
■ If you have an intolerance to some sugars.
■ If you are taking any other medicines.
If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are
taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist.
If any of these bullet points apply to you now or in the
past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding


If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, only use
this medicine on the advice of your doctor.

Some of the ingredients
can cause problems


This medicine contains sucrose, sorbitol and
liquid glucose. If you have been told by your
doctor that you have an intolerance to some
sugars contact your doctor before taking
this medicinal product. Contains 2.38 g
glucose per 5 ml. Contains 1.6 g sucrose. This
should be taken into account in patients with
diabetes mellitus.

Adults and children aged 12 years
and over
Age

Dose

Adults and
children aged 12
years and over

Take two 5 ml spoonfuls
four times a day.




Do not take more than 4 doses in 24 hours.
If symptoms persist, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist.

If anyone has too much
If anyone has too much contact a doctor
or your nearest Accident and Emergency
Department (Casualty) taking this leaflet and
pack with you.

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3 How to take this
medicine continued
If you forget to take the medicine
You should only take this medicine as required
following the dosage instructions above carefully. If you forget to take a dose, take the next
dose when needed. Do not take a double dose.

4 Possible side-effects
Benylin Dry Coughs Non-Drowsy can have side-effects,
like all medicines, although these don't affect everyone
and are usually mild.

Mild effects that may occur include:
Dizziness.
Nausea or vomiting.
■ Upset stomach.



If you experience any side-effects not included in this
leaflet or are not sure about anything, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist.

5 Storing this medicine
Do not store above 30ºC.
Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use your medicine after the date shown as an
expiry date on the packaging.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater
or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

6 Further information
What’s in this medicine?
The active ingredient in 5 ml of Benylin Dry
Coughs Non-Drowsy is: 7.5 mg Dextromethorphan
hydrobromide.
Other ingredients are: Sorbitol solution, glycerol,
sucrose, liquid glucose, citric acid monohydrate,
sodium benzoate (E211), caramel, saccharin sodium,
imitation peach flavour, levomenthol, ethanol,
carbomer and purified water.

What the medicine looks like
Benylin Dry Coughs Non-Drowsy is a pale brown
coloured, peach flavoured syrup, available in 150 ml
glass bottles.
Product Licence holder: McNeil Products Ltd,
Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.
Manufacturer: Famar Orléans, 5 avenue de Concyr,
45071 Orleans, Cedex 2, France.
This leaflet was revised January 2010.
Benylin is a registered trade mark.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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